Morrish Bible Dictionary
City in the east of Macedonia. It was founded by Philip the father of Alexander the Great, from whom it derived its name. It was the first European city visited by Paul. His preaching was blessed to the conversion of Lydia and others. On his casting out a spirit of divination from the young woman who followed him, a tumult was raised, and Paul and Silas were scourged and cast into prison; but this happily led to the conversion of the jailer and his household. Acts 16:12-40 . Paul visited the place for a short time afterwards. Acts 20:6 . To the church gathered there the Epistle to the Philippians was written. Philippians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:2 . Extensive ruins are all that are left of the ancient city, now called Kavalla. It was the chief city, not of all Macedonia, but of that part of it.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Philippi'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/p/philippi.html. 1897.